Ok you will say 'not required' - nevertheless I have just installed clamav on CentOS 5.2 (running in VB). Also clamtk the GUI frontend, which is not much use as it has no feature to exclude directories/files and doesn't run as root ( I am not keen on gksu in CentOS). Clamscan, run as root in terminal to scan '/ ' will always find 35 infected files in usr/share/doc/clamav-0.94.2/test. I was shocked, but then realised that these were all test files to see wherther clamav is recognising them, unpacking them etc. Obviously I would like to exclude this test directory from future scans. So far I have only been able to do this using the following command ( includes some other directories as well) :- clamscan -irv --exclude=/proc --exclude=/sys --exclude=/dev --exclude=/media --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/usr/share/doc/clamav-0.94.2/test Surely there must be a better command i.e. not repeating --exclude the whole time ? Ideally it would be nice to have an icon on the panel so that on clicking it, the scan with the above options will run. Any ideas off the cuff ? or would you all prefer me to google some more ..